A 47-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old male:
72yrs, has serum creatinin 2.0,we know it's ckd. also erythrocytes 3.4tpt/l (normal 4.5-5.9), hemoglobin 11g/dl (normal 14-17)
hematocrit 31% (normal 40-52). serum iron is normal. does he have anemia? is it dangerous? what to do about this blood?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Typical: CKD related anemia, mild in this case. There is treatment based on specific local guidelines and nephrologists usually watch it carefully. All CKD patients should be established with a nephrologist who should be your main contact for what to expect as many cases progress to dialysis dependent end stage renal disease.
152 viewsAnswered Jul 26, 2019
Last updated Jul 26, 2019
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